Mental Health Stigma: Changing the Conversation
April 22, 2021 | 1:00 to 4:00 pm CDT | Live On-line
NAMI Missouri presents Mental Health Stigma: Changing the Conversation. This presentation covers harmful practices and perceptions related to mental illness throughout history and in popular culture today. We’ll explore why these stigma-perpetuating representations are so harmful and how we can begin to change the conversation surrounding mental illness and mental health.
By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
1. Name several examples of historical mental illness treatment and perceptions that have shaped how society views mental illness
2. Identify harmful mental illness words and language that perpetuates stereotypes, and
3. Provide examples of preferred terms, including person-first language
4. Recognize common current harmful mental illness stereotypes in pop culture and social media
5. Recognize positive mental illness references in pop culture
Gena Terlizzi, MA, is the Executive Director of NAMI Missouri. She earned her MA from the University of Illinois Springfield in 2005. As Executive Director of NAMI she is responsible for the oversight and leadership of all operations for the statewide organization. Ms. Terlizzi plans and implements training on behavioral health throughout the State of Missouri.
Amye Trefethen, JD, is a Certified Peer Support Specialist, Recovery Support Specialist and a Missouri Lay Education Advocate. She provides recovery support for adults and parents/guardians for those with mental
health challenges or substance use. Promote recovery and self -advocacy and encourage self- determination. Provide community resources statewide. Amye works as a NAMI Basics teacher, NAMI Smarts advocacy teacher, NAMI FSG facilitator, NAMI MO FSG state trainer. Certified in WRAP, WHAM, MHFA and YMHFA.
Dawn Matthews, MPA, is the Director of Operations at NAMI Missouri since 2017. She earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Missouri Columbia. Previously Dawn worked for the Jefferson City School District and the Camdenton School District.
1 pm – Hope for depression (“Snap Out of It” 1-minute video– link here) 1:10 – Presentation: History of Mental Illness Perception PPT
· PPT Presentation and Group discussion with Q & A
1:40 – Interactive Activity: Common Terms (Chat Box)
2:00 – Presentation: Ending the Silence · Intro video (3 min – link here) · PPT Presentation · Discussion (“Language Matters” handout)
2:30 – In Our Own Voice Presentation Program (2 presenters)
3:30 – Interactive Activity: Common Terms/ Presenter Reflection
3:50 – Questions
4:00 – Adjourn
Missouri Institute of Mental Health
The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.
The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 3 clock hours or 3.6 contact hours (.36 CEUs) for this activity.
National Board for Certified Counselors
MIMH is an NBCC – Approved Continuing Education Provider, No. 6339 (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC – approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements. Sessions (or programs) for which NBCC – approved clock hours will be awarded are identified in the program bulletin (or web site). The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects for the program.
3 clock hours are offered for this program.
National Association of Social Workers
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886662054-2799) for 3 continuing education contact hours.
This training includes continuing education units (CEUs) that are supported by an accredited university
and accepted by professional licensing boards.
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